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The Swarthmore Project

The Swarthmore Lecture is an institution that has found its home as a significant part of Woodbrooke¬†Quaker Study Centre in Birmingham and¬†Britain Yearly Meeting. The first lecture was delivered in 1908 by Rufus Jones and since then, a new lecture has been commissioned every year. We’ve now had 102 lectures. The preface to the first…

2009 – The Presence in the Midst

The 2009 Swarthmore Lecture, The presence in the midst: reflections on discernment, by Peter Eccles. Reviewed by Anna Sharman. Anna Sharman reviews the book of the 2009 Swarthmore Lecture, The Presence in the Midst: reflections on discernment, by Peter Eccles This is a book about discernment, how we use the experience of God as a…